Attention might always, as expected, fall on the technology havens of San Francisco and New York but it appears that behind the scenes, Boston has been cultivating a technology ecosystem just as impressive as any other.
In no particular order, here are 10 tech start-ups in Boston to keep an eye on.
Simply put, Veo Robotics is undertaking to give robots “eyes and brains” so they can safely work with people. Veo Robotics is transforming manufacturing with products that incorporate advanced computer vision, 3D sensing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Their first product lets high-performance industrial robots work collaboratively with people to enable much more flexible, productive and efficient manufacturing work cells.
PlacePass, in short, intends to be the travel tech company that delivers amazing experiences. The startup offers more than 100 000 tours and connects travellers with exciting activities wherever and whenever. The company’s platform provides a metasearch service for in-destination experiences that range from cooking classes and hiking excursions to sumo-wrestling sessions.
PathAI is the world’s leading provider of AI-powered technology for the pathology laboratory. PathAI creates AI-powered software to help improve a pathologists’ process and make them faster and more accurate when identifying illness and disease.
Kensho is a Zen term which means “to see nature”. Kensho Technologies installs scalable machine learning and analytics systems across the most critical government and commercial institutions in the world to solve some of the hardest analytical problems of our time. The company uses a combination of natural language search, graphical user interfaces and secure cloud computing to help financial institutions answer multifaceted questions quickly — and in plain English.
Optimus Ride makes self-driving car technologies for the future. Using a lightweight and low speed electric platform, Optimus Ride’s software is designed to bring mobility services very resourcefully. The technology can be integrated to any vehicle type. The company believes its software will contribute to making positive changes in people’s lives. “From changing the patterns of how we move around, to designing sustainable cities; from providing equitable mobility access for all, to delivering products more efficiently.”
NewStore has transformed omnichannel from a retail buzzword into a revenue growth strategy. With intuitive apps for store employees and embedded omnichannel order management for connected stores, NewStore delivers the highly personalize and frictionless shopping experience demanded. In other words, move over Amazon! NewStore is on a mission to help smaller brands compete with mobile-first tools and strategies that consumers have come to expect from larger companies. Through the startup’s platform, users can make the most of the company’s services, such as ordering clothing for in-store pickup and receiving a push notification when the order is available.
HomeTap is an investor not a lender. HomeTap makes an investment in a person’s home and they get the cash to help fund any goals or needs without having to sell the home, use up savings, add yet another monthly payment, or implement impossible lifestyle changes. “Use your home’s equity to do what you want. Debt-free.”
Buoy Health was created because help with the onset of feeling ill. Initial feelings of sick demand answers, a plan, and perhaps even a warm comforting voice. That’s Buoy: AI that understands symptoms and guides you to the right care. Buoy Health developed a smart symptom checker that uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and proprietary data to give consumers a real-time, accurate analysis of their symptoms, and then helping them embark on the right path to getting better.
6 River Systems
6 River Systems is a robotics company that wants to redefine automation for e-commerce and retail operations. E-commerce has changed the world and customers demand better service. Chuck is the company’s collaborative mobile robot. He uses state-of-the-art sensors to navigate work zones and can carry up to 160 pounds of material, in order to accelerate the deployment of warehouse products and handle the rising tide of e-commerce orders.
Tidelift plans on making open source software more user- and developer-friendly by making sure the code users rely on is “secure, supported, easy to integrate and properly maintained.” Tidelift gives software development teams a single source for purchasing and maintaining their software, with professional-grade assurances from the experts who know it best, while seamlessly intergrating with existing tools.
Author: Clare Petra Matthes
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